Top Dispersed Camping near Bend, OR

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Best Dispersed Camping Sites Near Bend, OR (52)

    Camper-submitted photo from Oregon Badlands Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Oregon Badlands Dispersed
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    1.

    Oregon Badlands Dispersed

    17 Reviews
    50 Photos
    389 Saves
    Bend, Oregon
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Dispersed
    • Picnic Table
    • Alcohol
    Camper-submitted photo from FR 9710 Dispersed Roadside Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from FR 9710 Dispersed Roadside Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from FR 9710 Dispersed Roadside Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from FR 9710 Dispersed Roadside Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from FR 9710 Dispersed Roadside Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from FR 9710 Dispersed Roadside Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Deschutes Forest NFD 4600-120 Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Deschutes Forest NFD 4600-120 Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Deschutes Forest NFD 4600-120 Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Deschutes Forest NFD 4600-120 Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Deschutes Forest NFD 4600-120 Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Deschutes Forest NFD 4600-120 Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Steelhead Falls Trailhead & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Steelhead Falls Trailhead & Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Steelhead Falls Trailhead & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Steelhead Falls Trailhead & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Steelhead Falls Trailhead & Campground

    4.

    Steelhead Falls Trailhead & Campground

    13 Reviews
    41 Photos
    387 Saves
    Terrebonne, Oregon

    Welcome to Steelhead Falls Trailhead & Campground in Oregon. This spot is a gem for those who love a bit of rugged charm. Nestled near the Deschutes River, it's a prime location for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle and get back to nature.

    This area is all about simplicity and natural beauty. It's a dispersed camping area, so don't expect the usual campground amenities. There's no drinking water, electric hookups, or showers, but you will find a toilet. The lack of amenities means you need to come prepared, but the payoff is worth it. The views are stunning, especially if you snag one of the spots near the river cliff. Just be ready to carry your gear a bit if you want those prime spots.

    Visitors have mentioned that the area is great for a quick overnight stay in your vehicle or a more extended camping trip. The waterfall is a highlight, just a short half-mile hike away, and it's a perfect spot for a refreshing swim. The landscape is open and can get a bit dusty, especially in the dry months, but the scenery more than makes up for it.

    Pets are welcome, and there's no fee to camp here, which is a big plus. It's also conveniently close to Smith Rock, making it a great base camp for climbers. Just remember, no fires are allowed, so plan your meals accordingly.

    Overall, Steelhead Falls Trailhead & Campground offers a raw, unfiltered camping experience with some of the best natural beauty Oregon has to offer. Whether you're here for a night or a weekend, you'll leave feeling refreshed and connected to the great outdoors.

    • Pets
    • Tents
    • Dispersed
    • Toilets
    • Alcohol
    Camper-submitted photo from Sisters, Oregon - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Sisters, Oregon - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Sisters, Oregon - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Sisters, Oregon - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Sisters, Oregon - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Sisters, Oregon - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Rock Quary
    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Rock Quary
    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Rock Quary
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    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Rock Quary
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    Camper-submitted photo from NF 4610 Roadside Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from NF 4610 Roadside Dispersed Camping

    7.

    NF 4610 Roadside Dispersed Camping

    3 Reviews
    2 Photos
    100 Saves
    Deschutes & Ochoco National Forests & Crooked River National Grassland, Oregon

    Many people enjoy the solitude and primitive experience of camping away from developed campgrounds and other campers. Dispersed camping is the term used for camping anywhere in the National Forest OUTSIDE of a designated campground. Dispersed camping means there are no toilets, no picnic tables, no trash cans, no treated water, and no fire grates. If you are dispersed camping in the winter, recognize that the Forest Service does not plow or maintain Forest Roads in the winter, so plan your trip accordingly.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Harrington Loop Rd - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Harrington Loop Rd - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Harrington Loop Rd - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Harrington Loop Rd - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Harrington Loop Rd - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Harrington Loop Rd - Dispersed

    8.

    Harrington Loop Rd - Dispersed

    4 Reviews
    6 Photos
    62 Saves
    Cloverdale, Oregon

    Many people enjoy the solitude and primitive experience of camping away from developed campgrounds and other campers. Dispersed camping is the term used for camping anywhere in the National Forest OUTSIDE of a designated campground. Dispersed camping means there are no toilets, no picnic tables, no trash cans, no treated water, and no fire grates. If you are dispersed camping in the winter, recognize that the Forest Service does not plow or maintain Forest Roads in the winter, so plan your trip accordingly. Typically, dispersed camping is NOT allowed in the vicinity of developed recreation areas such as campgrounds, boat ramps, picnic areas or trailheads. There are extra responsibilities and skills that are necessary for dispersed camping. It's your responsibility to know these before you try this new experience.

    If you are going to an area where others have camped before, pick a site that's been used before. Plants, soil and wildlife are impacted by new campsites, so using existing ones will minimize your impact on the forest. If there is no existing campsite, then follow these Leave No Trace guidelines:

    Camp on bare soil if possible, to avoid damaging or killing plants and grass. Do NOT camp within 200 feet of any water source, plants near water are especially fragile. Don't camp in the middle of a clearing or meadow. Make your campsite less visible so that other visitors will see a "wild" setting. Don't try to level or dig trenches in the ground at your campsite. Select a campsite with good natural drainage. Visit the Leave No Trace website for more information.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    • Dispersed
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      9.

      BEND FS 4610 Dispersed

      2 Reviews
      56 Saves
      Deschutes & Ochoco National Forests & Crooked River National Grassland, Oregon

      Many people enjoy the solitude and primitive experience of camping away from developed campgrounds and other campers. Dispersed camping is the term used for camping anywhere in the National Forest OUTSIDE of a designated campground. Dispersed camping means there are no toilets, no picnic tables, no trash cans, no treated water, and no fire grates. If you are dispersed camping in the winter, recognize that the Forest Service does not plow or maintain Forest Roads in the winter, so plan your trip accordingly.

      Typically, dispersed camping is NOT allowed in the vicinity of developed recreation areas such as campgrounds, boat ramps, picnic areas or trailheads. There are extra responsibilities and skills that are necessary for dispersed camping. It's your responsibility to know these before you try this new experience.

      Picking a Campsite If you are going to an area where others have camped before, pick a site that's been used before. Plants, soil and wildlife are impacted by new campsites, so using existing ones will minimize your impact on the forest. If there is no existing campsite, then follow these Leave No Trace guidelines:

      Camp on bare soil if possible, to avoid damaging or killing plants and grass. Do NOT camp within 200 feet of any water source, plants near water are especially fragile. Don't camp in the middle of a clearing or meadow. Make your campsite less visible so that other visitors will see a "wild" setting. Don't try to level or dig trenches in the ground at your campsite. Select a campsite with good natural drainage. Visit the Leave No Trace website for more information.

      Campfires Campfires are allowed when you are dispersed camping UNLESS there are fire restrictions in effect due to high fire danger conditions. It is YOUR responsibility to know if fire restrictions are in effect before you go camping.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • ADA Access
      • RVs
      Camper-submitted photo from Badlands Rock Camping
      Camper-submitted photo from Badlands Rock Camping
      Camper-submitted photo from Badlands Rock Camping
      Camper-submitted photo from Badlands Rock Camping
      Camper-submitted photo from Badlands Rock Camping

      10.

      Badlands Rock Camping

      3 Reviews
      6 Photos
      53 Saves
      Bend, Oregon
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Phone Service
      • ADA Access
      • Tents
      • Group
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